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Handmade With Love

“Buying handmade items makes people feel good, warm and fuzzy”
There’s a mantra to warm the cockles of a crafter’s heart! I just survived a trip to one of the biggest shopping centres in the country – Chadstone – where I never go. I don’t enjoy shopping centres but this was unavoidable. Seems you have to find a specially designated Australia Post to renew your drivers licence now. Who knew? Not me. But it was a good chance to catch up with some new magazines, including the Spring 2010 Shop 4 Kids with some of my goodies in the ‘Made With Love’ article. It’s a fabulous article about supporting local talent and buying handmade.
I know it makes me feel good, warm and fuzzy to make things, and especially when I have the chance to share my creations with others. It’s a fabulous article and one that cuts straight to my heart.

And I was pretty chuffed to see my alphabet badges making another appearance recently, this time on the Madeit blog, another place to find handmade goodies online.

Isn’t this cool! If only I had an iPhone. Imagine if I joined the 21st century and got one then I could download Apps like this – Handmade in Melbourne.

I’m pretty excited about this because this is the edition with me in it! It’s another wonderful publication celebrating the hand-crafted, the artisan and the handmade culture.
Better get back to it, I’ve got gorgeous Father’s Day orders waiting on my desk for me to make (by hand with love!) and I can’t wait to see how they all turn out.

I do love a little behind the scenes fun at a market. Thanks, Pia, for my lovely handmade coconut slice, one of my favourite baked goods, especially with a birthday candle!
August 16, 2010 - 7:34 am

Margaret @ Konstant Kaos - Oh yes, Chadstone is best done in the middle of the day with no children in tow .. *shudders* Chadstone The masochistic capital!

August 16, 2010 - 7:20 am

frankie and ray - Wouldn’t Chadstone be so much nicer if it were full of things handmade with love? We’d never want to leave!

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